Happy Birthday​
Roger Christians - May 20
Tom Golden (H) - May 21
Thai Vue - May 25

Happy Wedding Anniversary
Jack and Ann Haase - May 20
Tami (Brian) Woods - May 21
Ryan (Cathy) Geister - May 23
Mike (Vicki) Hartigan- May 24
Val (Deb) Schute - May 25

 Rotary Anniversary
None

 


 

CELEBRATIONS 2019-05-20 05:00:00Z 0
 
 
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE:  23 May 2019
 
I am lucky enough to be on vacation this week with my son Jared who finished high school on Friday.  Therefore, this week’s message is very short.  We all have busy lives.  Be sure to take time out of your life to be with family and friends.
 
You will be in good hands this week with Tami Woods in charge.
 
 
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE 2019-05-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 20, 2019

Next Meeting

May 23, 2019

Radisson Center

Buffet/Networking starts at 11:30

Program at Noon

MENU
Pasta Buffet
Mixed Vegetables
Caesar Salad
Bread Sticks

 

 

 

 

CLUB INFO 2019-05-20 05:00:00Z 0
ROTARY MEETING THURSDAY, MAY 23rd
 
Extra Effort Recognition Program
 
 
Thursday May 23rd, we will honor 12 La Crosse students who have truly given the “Extra Effort” and overcome long odds to accomplish amazing things as they graduate from high school. Tom Berkedal and David Stoeffler from our Youth Committee will be joined for this special program by Rusty Cunningham, editor of the La Crosse Tribune.
 
This program borrows its name from the Tribune's longstanding “Extra Effort Awards” program. For 23 years, the Tribune has shared the stories of area high school students who have overcome serious obstacles. Each year, the Tribune gathers those students -- one from each school -- and awards thousands of dollars in scholarships provided by generous donors, many of them members of the Rotary Club of La Crosse.
 
You won't want to miss this recognition event!
 
 
ROTARY THIS WEEK 2019-05-20 05:00:00Z 0

MEMBERSHIP 
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Honorary Members

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Associate Membership is a program to recruit younger members, millennials, to membership.  Associate Membership is available to anyone who is proposed for membership who is 35 years of age or less.  Associate membership will end when that member reaches the age of 38. They would pay for dues and $100 for meals per quarter no matter how many meetings they attend that quarter.

Corporate Membership is a program to allow multiple employees of a business Rotary participation under one primary membership. Each corporate membership is limited to a three-year term. After the three-year corporate membership term, the individuals are required to become individual members. View Corporate Membership Policy.

Family Membership is a program to allow a second individual Rotary participation under one primary membership.  View Family Membership Policy.

Honorary Membership  is offered to members who have distinguished themselves by meritorious service in the furtherance of Rotary ideals.Unlike other membership categories that can be requested by the member, Honorary Membership is bestowed upon a member by election from the Board of Directors.   View Honorary Membership Policy.

Excused Membership is offered to members if the aggregate of the member’s years of age and years of membership in one or more clubs is 85 years or more, the member has been a member of one or more clubs for at least 20 years, and the member has notified the club's secretary in writing of the member’s desire to be excused from attendance  and the board has approved.  Excused Members will pay the quarterly dues and only for meals when they attend a meeting.

Membership Proposals....we will no longer ask for three references when you propose a new member.  This was a criteria that our club had set not RI.  This will help us process new members into our club more efficiently.  You can access the membership proposal form online, under the Club Information site page.

 

 

MEMBERSHIP 2019-05-20 05:00:00Z 0
 
 
VALLEY VIEW ROTARY MOON TUNES: Riverside Park - Bill Miller and friends June 6, 2019.   Web Site.
 
 
 
ROTARY EAST LOBSTERFEST: Join La Crosse Rotary East's 3rd Annual Lobsterfest at Colgan Air, Hangar #4. All Lobster Dinner Tickets  ($50) will be advance purchase only (as we will be flying in fresh lobsters for the event). Sweet Lou barbeque as well as beer, wine and soda will be available for purchase the day of the event. We will have live entertainment during the event. Proceeds from the event will continue to go to supporting the Chad Erickson Memorial Park. ***Attendees are not required to purchase a Lobster Dinner Ticket ***Lobster Dinners will be served from 4pm-8pm.  ORDER TICKETS HERE.
 
 
AREA PRESIDENT'S MEETING MAY MINUTES:  May Minutes
 
 
 
ROTARY CLUB EVENTS & LINKS 2019-05-20 05:00:00Z 0

 
District 6250 logo
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
 
Rotary District Conference June 7 & 8
We are looking for volunteers.  Check out the link below to register and volunteer.
 
 
 
Program Advertisers and SponsorshipsTHANK YOU to all who placed an ad or are sponsoring an event at the District Conference.  We are grateful for your support of Rotary and our District Conference.    If your business would like an opportunity to shine as a conference sponsor, we still have two break out sessions left - $200 each.   Please contact David Amborn for more information.
 
 
 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE 2019 DISTRICT CONFERENCE IN LA CROSSE 2019-05-20 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary District Conference in La Crosse:  La Crosse Center June 7-8, 2019
 
 
 
 
Centennial Dinner Celebration:  La Crosse Center - June 20, 2019 - Speaker will be Stephanie Urchick - a member of the Rotary Club of Canonsburg Houston, Southpointe.  She has served Rotary as a Foundation Trustee, RI and TRF Committee member, District Governor, Regional Foundation Coordinator for ZONE 29, International Training Leader, RI President's Representative, Regional Leaders Training Institute Moderator, district delegate to Councils on Legislation, Training Leader at Zone meetings, and in various club and district Foundation roles.
 
Invitations were sent by mail if you didn't have a chance to pick them up last week.  You can also register online at Eventbrite.
 
 
 
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Rotary Club of La Crosse
P.O. Box 1914, La Crosse, WI  54602-1914
608-526-4491 (Phone and Fax)

Lyn Sheffer, Administrator
rotarylax@charter.net

Nick Passe, Secretary
nick@passelaw.com

Earlamae Dahlby
Attendance and Make-up Coordinator
earlamae@centurytel.net

 

The La Crosse Brain Game
P.O. Box 384, La Crosse, WI  54602-0384
608-304-2971
Jeanne Meyer, Administrator 
info@rotarybraingame.org

 

Rotary Works Foundation
P.O. Box 1571, La Crosse, WI  54602-1571
608-886-9793

Scott Herdeman, Administrator
rotaryworksfoundation@gmail.com

 


 
CONTACT INFO 2019-05-20 05:00:00Z 0
Program Chair for July 2018 - June 2019
 
DUTY ROSTER COORDINATORS
June - Erick Maki
 
Program Chair for July 2019 - June 2020
 
DUTY ROSTER COORDINATORS
September - Josh Trust
October - Scott Bradford
November - Jud Beck
December - Sheila Riley
January- OPEN
February - OPEN
March - OPEN
April - OPEN
May - OPEN
June - OPEN
 
 
 
If you would like to volunteer for Rotarians in the News,  be a greeter,  a hospitality greeter, raffle ticket seller,  scrip seller or announce guests, you can email the Monthly Duty Roster Coordinator that are listed above....just click on their name.  If you would like to give your classification talk please contact Program Committee Chair Sarah Arendt-Beyer.
 

 
PROGRAM CHAIR & DUTY ROSTER COORDINATORS 2019-05-20 05:00:00Z 0
 
Meet the Rotary Club of La Crosse's Humanitarian Committee! (not all members pictured). This committee facilitates a monthly group of volunteers for Come to Supper; and organizes the annual Warm Feet, Warm Hearts campaign (collecting clothing and other items for Catholic Charities to distribute to those in need). Each year the committee also chooses one larger humanitarian project that fits within the six Rotary areas of focus - this year the committee has identified human trafficking as their focus. At this year's district conference they'll be collecting personal care items for survivors of human trafficking; if you're moved to help please view the list of desired items here: https://www.rotary6250.org/page/2019-exhibits-silent-auction.  (We will have Kwik Trip Fuel ONLY cards available to purchase at our weekly meetings.)
 
 
HUMANITARIAN COMMITTEE 2019-04-29 05:00:00Z 0
 
The Coulee Region's Youth Exchange Cultural Celebration with the exchange students our area clubs are hosting this year was last Thursday at the La Crosse Club.   Rotarians & friends gathered to try food native to each of their countries (made by local area chefs) and to learn more about each of the students. Great job Miki, Amy, Lucia and Kajus.   Our exchange student, Lucia served rice pudding made by our very own chef Rotarian Carol Abrahamzon.  
 
We learned a lot about the students and their countries. Each student prepared a picture board representing their country. They individually mingled with guests sharing information about their country. We also had a MC (Bill Pritchard), who asked questions of the students for all the guests to listen to.
 
The food was excellent.  This is what they served us:
Pad Thai - Thailand
Pierogies - Poland
Ceviche - Ecuador 
Macaroni Casserole - Finland
Rice Pudding - Spain
 
 
YOUTH EXCHANGE CULTURAL CELEBRATION 2019-04-15 05:00:00Z 0
FELLOWSHIP WEDNESDAY - APRIL 17TH 2019-04-15 05:00:00Z 0
 Mitchell Paquette
   Global Scholar through Rotary International
Sponsoring Club - La Crosse Rotary Club
 
 
 
My name is Mitchell Paquette and I am from La Crosse, Wisconsin. This year I was selected by Rotary International District 6250 to be a Global Grant Scholar. The Global Grant Scholarship is a $30,000 award for an individual to pursue graduate level studies at a foreign university, in a subject related to one of Rotary International's six focus areas: Peace and Conflict Resolution,  Disease Prevention and Treatment, Water and Sanitation, Maternal and Child Health,  Basic Education and Literacy, and Economic and Community Development. With the help of the Downtown La Crosse Rotary Club, I applied and was awarded a Global Grant Scholarship in the area of Peace and Conflict Resolution for the 2018/2019 academic year. I will be using the funds to pursue a Master's of Law in International Human Rights Law at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom.   More information on Mitchell. 
 
 
 
GLOBAL SCHOLAR 2019-04-01 05:00:00Z 0
 
 
Supporting Safe Birth
Dr. Nancy Comello, Executive Director
 
Supporting Safe Birth is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designed to build the skills of indigenous Guatemalan midwives and other birth attendants, allowing them to provide evidence-based care to all women and babies. Their goal is to establish global partnerships to increase the scope and coverage of these programs in Guatemala.
 
Nancy is leading an effort to send vocational training teams to Guatemala in 2019. The teams will both train birth attendants and to equip them with supplies. 
LAST WEEK AT ROTARY 2019-03-18 05:00:00Z 0
 
 

Learn More About Growing Hearts Across the World

 
Message from the Fundraising Committee: Lee Rasch, Kerstin Boudreau, Kenna Christians, Sue Durtsche, Mary Ann Gschwind, Chuck Hanson, Kathryn Sexauer, Mike Swenson, Jodi Widuch, Todd Restel, Katie Berkedal and Catherine Kolkmeier.
 

As you know, we are celebrating 100 years of Rotary service to our region with the Growing Hearts Across the World campaign. The campaign will culminate with the completion of the Cameroon Garden in Riverside Park in the summer of 2019. The Garden will honor the rich cultural traditions of Cameroon and provide a wonderful gathering place overlooking the area where the the “Three Rivers” meet. Most importantly, it will serve as a model for community and international service for the upcoming generations of Rotarians.

To date, we have received excellent support from Rotarians. But we have not yet heard from all of you. The next phase of the Growing Hearts Across the World campaign will be to the Seven Rivers Region community. It is very important to be able to state to the community at large that Rotarians are fully committed to Growing Hearts Across the World. Indeed, there is no better message than to state...every Rotarian in our Club contributed. We have asked members to consider a $100 contribution pledge for up to two years. However, your contribution at any level will count.   Please complete a pledge card and include with your payment.

Growing Hearts Across the World - Sculptures/Entrances - Naming Opportunities Link

Please turn in your pledge cards and contributions to Earlamae Dahlby or send your contribution to Rotary at P.O. Box 1914, La Crosse, WI 54602-1914.

One hundred years of service by Rotary has had a profound impact on the lives of many in our region and throughout the world. Come join us in celebrating this service...and help set the stage for generations of Rotarians in the years to come. If you would like more information, please contact Lee Rasch, Chuck Hanson or Eva Marie Restel.

 
 
 
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The Rotary International Convention is scheduled for June 1-5, 2019 in Hamburg, Germany.  
Registration and convention housing materials are available at Rotary.org.
 
If you are considering attending it is recommended that you get registered and book your accommodations while in Hamburg.  The tour elements will be inclusive of travel and hotels while on those tours.  Club members who attended the Toronto convention, the Restels, Hoels, Dickinsons, Tami Woods and Roz Schnick would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.
 
 
 
 
 
 
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION 2019 2018-10-01 05:00:00Z 0
 
Rotarians are welcomed to attend Rotary Meetings wheeever they travel.  Rotarian Thomas Behrenbeck has been attending the Jakarta - Shangri-La Rotary Meetings.  See photos from meetings he attended.

 

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Access Rotary Global Rewards, our member benefit program, to find discounts on travel, hotels, dining, and entertainment, and opportunities for giving back to Rotary.

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